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Julie Tippetts: Didn't You Used To Be Julie Driscoll?

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The respect in which Julie Tippetts is held by her fellow musicians and fans is truly heartening--and truly deserved. Back in the late sixties, then Julie Driscoll, she gave up a very different career trajectory in music, one that had begun with Steampacket and continued with Brian Auger & The Trinity, to follow a journey characterised by experimentation and self-discovery. Though the qualities of Tippetts' voice are often acknowledged, her unique and personal approach to song-writing is less ...

IN THE BIZ

Artist Roundtable: Where's the Money?

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In our last roundtable, we delved into the topic of hiring a publicist, and the benefits of doing so. In this article, we will discover how our roundtable peers make money from their musical recordings. Are there any secrets to successfully releasing albums or singles in this era of free streaming and rampant stealing? Let's find out. All About Jazz: Where are you generating the most income from your recorded music? (For example, CD Baby, ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Wee Trio: Wee+3

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The Wee Trio delivered quite a bit of variety over the course of its first four albums. The first two--Capitol Diner, Vol. I (Bionic Records, 2008) and Capitol Diner, Vol. II: Animal Style (Bionic Records, 2010)--established the musical ground and syntax that are part and parcel of this three-way partnership; Ashes To Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective (Bionic Record, 2012) demonstrated much of what can be done to mutate and honor David Bowie's music, almost foretelling the growth of Bowie-inflected ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Various Artists: Tribute to Andrezej Przybielski Vol. 1

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If the Polish trumpeter and composer Andrzej Przybielski (1944-2011) was under-recognized in his native country, he has been all but unknown in the West. Though he had established his early career in traditional jazz groups, he later became a mythical figure on the Polish avant-garde jazz and free jazz scenes. Later in his career, Przybielski entered a phase that combined the influences of native folk music, improvised jazz, electronics and punk. With more than fifty albums in his portfolio, Przybielski ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Jeremy Lyons Ensemble: The Promise Of Happiness

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Saxophonist Jeremy Lyons took a degree in jazz studies from Leeds College of Music, later decamping to London where he undertook further study at Middlesex University and subsequently forming his own quartet and trio with fellow Middlesex alumni Hans Koller and Dave Whitford. He now leads his own London-based quartet, playing original charts and lesser-known modern standards, with Ben McDonnell on guitar, Vicky Tilson on double bass and Buster Birch on drums. This quartet recorded his 2013 debut album Vestige, ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo: Live In Sant'Anna Arresi, 2004

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Saxophonist and composer, David S. Ware (1949-2012), was one of the most original voices in modern jazz and his uncompromising approach to his art was deeply connected with a spiritual understanding of life. To Ware, playing and listening to music were different aspects of the essence of life. Ware left behind a rich discography and, fortunately, new musical treasures are still coming. One of them is a live recording from Sant'Anna Arresi with his long-term-collaborator, the pianist, ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Quentin Baxter Quintet at Simons Center Recital Hall

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Quentin Baxter Quintet Simons Center Recital Hall Charleston, SC December 5, 2016 Pianist Tommy Gill was a much-beloved member of the Charleston, South Carolina jazz community and a significant influence on percussionist, Quentin Baxter. Gill's untimely death in August of 2014 at the age of 49 left a hole in the hearts of his many fans and fellow musicians. Baxter gathered his crew of top area musicians--saxophonist Mark Sterbank, trumpeter Charlton Singleton, pianist ...

MULTIPLE REVIEWS

NendoDango Records: Reinventing Tradition

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Argentinian jazz is in a very good state. Young musicians are gathering in collectives, trying to spread the word. They primarily use platforms such as bandcamp to release their music digitally, although physical formats are also occasionally available. Kuai Music is one of the major new players on the field, but new labels arrive all the time. One of them is called NendoDango Records. The people behind the label are the drummer Pablo Díaz, saxophonist Miguel Crozzoli and the pianist ...


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